To come back stronger than ever next season, you need to make sure you’re resting right. – By Dr Jeroen Swart
There’s much debate about what constitutes an optimal rest period, and what one should and shouldn’t do in the off-season. In the past, many top pros would stop training altogether, for up to a few months. This resulted in some of them gaining a lot of weight and then struggling to lose that weight in the first half of the European season.